Berber mats and covers were initially created manually and produced using the fleece sheared from the Atlas mountain sheep. Going back no less than fifteen hundred years, these mats were made by the ladies of the Moroccan Berber clan (otherwise called the Amazigh or Imazighen), which has lived in different areas of North Africa for millennia.
Different ages of Berber ladies were educated Moroccan rugs to hand weave these lovely mats in the very way that their moms and grandmas utilized. Circling methods and certain examples, once in a while very many-sided, distinguished which family had made the carpets, which could be utilized for floor covers or for bedding. The fleece and periodic camel hair used to wind around the first mats could be colored with regular plant tones or left in the haphazardly spotted normal varieties that are as yet related to the customary Berber floor covering.
Delivering high quality Berber floor coverings is as yet a prospering industry in Morocco, Libya, Niger, Mali and Tunisia, where groups of Berber weavers actually supply nearby marketplaces and markets, which then offer them to sightseers and gatherers. A large number of these mats are effectively recognizable by the particular social and familial plans that are woven into them, and by the way that they are made exclusively from the normal, unique filaments. In contrast to different nations that actually produce handwoven Berbers, in any case, just Tunisian specialists keep a severe command over the development of these floor coverings, which they call Mergoum, guaranteeing that both the quality and the plans are bona fide, and that no engineered material has been utilized.
The unmistakable look of the conventional hand-hitched fleece Berber is presently replicated by machine, utilizing a circle heap development that seems to be like the first handwoven variant. While bright designed Berbers can be found, these mats are generally notable for being delivered in the conventional unbiased variety range, with bits of more obscure variety appearing in an irregular example against the lighter foundation.
Fleece isn’t the main material used to make the carpets any longer; nylon and Olefin are likewise ordinarily used to create them. Anything that materials are utilized, Berber carpets ought to be cleaned once every six to a year; and for olefin Berber, a dry or low dampness cleaning is prescribed to keep away from the brown or yellow spots that can highlight over-wetting the floor coverings.
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